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What Are You Reading? March 2011

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What Are You Reading? March 2011

Post by boswellbaxter » Tue March 1st, 2011, 6:01 am

Discuss your March reading here! I'm in an odd in-between books period at the moment, which isn't due to a lack of reading material at all.
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Post by Margaret » Tue March 1st, 2011, 7:16 am

Currently reading The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch; next up is Peter Vansittart's The Safe Conduct. There aren't many novels set in Germany during the late medieval or early Reformation periods, so I was pleased to discover these. The Hangman's Daughter is set in the early 17th century, a decade or two after the end of the Thirty Years War; The Safe Conduct is in the late 15th century, before the Reformation.
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Post by LoobyG » Tue March 1st, 2011, 9:20 am

'Scarlett Rules - When life gives you green curtains, make a green velvet dress' by Lisa Bertagnoli, a nice fun little read :)

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Post by Vanessa » Tue March 1st, 2011, 9:20 am

I'm reading Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry.
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Post by Misfit » Tue March 1st, 2011, 1:33 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm reading Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry.[/quote]

Oh do check back when you're done. Curious about your thoughts.

I'm almost done with The Circling Years by Janice Young Brooks. Two generations strong female kind of thing. Have something interesting coming up for a buddy read at GR that looks promising. Big old fat rags to riches New York to San Francisco kind of thing. More later.
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Post by Brenna » Tue March 1st, 2011, 3:28 pm

Reading The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. Getting to the cringe moments where you pray reason will win out but knowing it doesn't.

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Tue March 1st, 2011, 3:38 pm

Currently reading The Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley--very good. Getting ready to read Madame Tussaud by one of our own friends here!

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Post by fljustice » Tue March 1st, 2011, 4:43 pm

Starting an ARC called Eromenos by Melanie McDonald about Antinous and Hadrian.
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Post by Elysium » Tue March 1st, 2011, 6:37 pm

Started Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Post by annis » Tue March 1st, 2011, 6:46 pm

A bit of epic fantasy- Wise Man's Fear, sequel to Patrick Rothfuss' excellent Name of the Wind.


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